Our Presence

Megha Venketasamy
Posted March 24, 2020 from Mauritius

In this time of hyper arousal, fellow humans rising, agitating, raising, moving and shaking from the possibilities of hurt, harm, death and unsafety.

In this time of unstop chatter, may we be reminded that our opinions matter less.

What we think, what we feel, what we believe, what we see, what we forsee, what we hear about the COVID19 matters less compared to our presence.

Precautions are to be taken; basics and necessities are to be attended to.

 

We will have to navigate through this phase, find our way to the end.

Many of us are wiggling at the thought of having to stay at home.

Many of us are prophesying “time of great change”.

Many of us are hurling at the possibilities of end, of hurt, of pains, of wounds, of loses and of this unknown.

We will eventually navigate through this phase. We will all do it our way individually first and collectively.

Allowing the other to navigate through her/his way and merely becoming a witness to this charade, this is the beginning of inclusiveness.

May we be reminded that, it is up to each one of us to find our own way through this phase.

Forcing, roaring, screaming, shouting about that which we believe to be right will end in waste of energy.

 

In this time of hyper arousal, our presence matters most.

Becoming present to our selves, our thoughts, our feelings, our narratives.

Becoming present for one another without uttering words, without reaching out to touch.

Becoming present to life right here right now.

Becoming present to our feelings, to our fears, to our emotions, to our worries, to that which we worry about.

Becoming present to what we are sending out in life, without speaking, without sharing, without writing.

 

 What are you present to right here right now?

What are your dominant feelings and thoughts?

Are you able to just be without fixing the discomfort of “not-knowing” the outcome of this phase?

 

 We are in phase. An unsafe phase.

We are in our physical spaces called home.

We are in our countries, called our land.

For most of us, regardless of where we are, home and land are unsafe and right now, we are being forced to find safety.

 

What is safety?

Do you feel safe?

Where is safety? Is it inside or outside?

What kind of safety do you need in this trying time

How do you show up in your own sense of safety in this phase?

Safety cannot exist without boundaries, in this trying time, what boundaries do you need to set for you to keep showing up in your sense of safety?

What do you have to communicate to your close and far ones so that your safety is honored, experienced and witnessed while teaching our close and far ones for the need of safety?

 

We are in time of intensified chaos. Symbolically, energetically and from a creation point, chaos is the pre-creative phase. Chaos comes prior to heightened creative phase.

For those of us, in the southern hemisphere, our land is getting ready for winter. Many ages before, the weeks prior to winter, our ancestors would slow down, they would start the inward movement, stocking up, warming the homes gradually, collecting the remaining bounties from summer. Winter the time of inward caving, of deep reflecting, of intense receiving at all levels, a time of death, a time of shedding old skins to rejuvenate for spring.

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, we are right through the yang, the heightened movement energy, the doing energy, the masculine outward energy, summer is slowly oozing out, yet we are being asked to pause, to stop, to just be homes.

 

It is an interesting phase indeed , no matter what our perceptions are.

It is a phase of heightened diverging opinions, differences and diversity.

Holding Space for Differences, Diversity, and Divergence.

Are you able to hold space for differences, diversity and divergence?

Are you able to feel safe amidst the striking differences, diversity and divergence?

How can you ensure that everyday space is held to strengthen your sense inner safety enabling you to show up in this world in-spite of the outwards happenings?

 

In this phase of chaos, our presence matters most.

Through our presence we feed, nurture, heal, speak, give, receive to, through, for, with and within each other.

May we become present to our presence

May we be reminded that we are being called to ground

Grounding, the sacred act of returning to our physical body

May our feet and hands become the outward anchors of our heart, our love, our presence, our grace and our intentions

May we move, speak, see, witness, observe and gather intentionally through our presence

May we cast, hold and nurture safe spaces within and without

May we cast, hold and nurture safe spaces within and without for differences, diversity and divergences.

 Love from my heart to yours

Megha Venketasamy

 

Feel free to reach out be it to share your concerns, your fears, your worries,your experiences, your insights, I am here, open, observing and holding space for us all.

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Hello, Megha,

Wow, what a soothing and calming post! This resonates with me, "In this time of unstop chatter, may we be reminded that OUR OPINIONS MATTER LESS.

What we think, what we feel, what we believe, what we see, what we forsee, what we hear about the COVID19 matters less compared to our presence." (highlight mine)

Thank you for your beautiful message and for questions to reflect upon. I am at peace at this time of coronavirus pandemic.

This is a great entry for this call for stories: https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/dispatches-covid-19-pandemic

Megha Venketasamy
Mar 26
Mar 26

thank you for your words and your presence

sending love, prayers and protection

You are welcome, dear.

Anita Shrestha
Mar 26
Mar 26

Thank you for sharing

Megha Venketasamy
Mar 27
Mar 27

thank you for your words.

sending love, prayers and protection

wordjourneys
Mar 27
Mar 27

Thank you Megha for this meditation, I am reading in the dark before dawn, listening to a light wind outdoors, yes a few stars, frosty morning, imagine so many praying in this moment and giving praise for small wonders. Thank you.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 27
Mar 27

Hello Megha,
Thank you for this. We are truly challenged to reach for deeper understanding of what is needed and how we can each meet this new reality with our highest selves.
"Through our presence we feed, nurture, heal, speak, give, receive to, through, for, with and within each other".
A beautiful message that brings me peace and trust in what we are capable of together.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Superb , awesome